Image via Instagram

Image via Instagram

50 Cent raised some suspicion at bankruptcy court after a series of Instagram pictures flaunting stacks of cash. A court official asked for a full review of 50’s financial statements, and 50 replied by saying that the money was actually fake.

TMZ has audio from Wednesday’s hearing and 50 Cent’s lawyer provides this explanation: “If you look at Mr. Jackson or other hip-hop artists, they’re aspirational. They come from poverty, many of their fans are poor. They want their favorite rapper to be rich. Money is important to them. Look at his pre-bankruptcy persona, look at some of the videos—money is important.”

50 Cent is responding in his own way, by posting up pictures like these to Instagram:

My guess is this image is court approved.#EFFENVODKA

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